|WHO:||Sarasota Modern Pentathlon Organizing Committee|
|The Honorable Katherine Harris||Chair, Sarasota Modern Pentathlon|
|Cultural Affairs Director
||Five-time Summer and Winter Olympian, Decathlonand Bobsled, Puerto Rico, 1984 – 2000, and IOC Committee Member|
|Agnese Butler||Thee-time Summer Olympian, Freestyle Swimmer, Latvia 1996 – 2004|
||Wednesday, April 27, 2016
||Gillespie Park Reading Room
706 N. Osprey Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
||Join an international panel as they announce the commencement of the 2016 World Cup Final and the upcoming arrival of world-class athletes to the Sarasota-Bradenton area. The 2016 World Cup Final is the ultimate qualifying competition to determine those athletes who will participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Guest speakers will present information about the games, the impact of Modern Pentathlon on our community, veteran training opportunities, collaborations with local schools, and how Sarasota Bradenton Pentathlon has created a new model for all Pentathlons.
Olympic Talk to be presented at Gillespie Park Reading Room immediately following Press Conference.
About Modern Pentathlon
The five disciplines of the Modern Pentathlon reflect the challenges a 19th century battlefield courier might have encountered: fighting off enemies (fencing and laser shooting), navigating a river (swimming), overcoming obstacles on an unfamiliar horse (show jumping), and traveling on foot (running). These five events capture the essence of the human experience to produce an unforgettable and thrilling display of skill and endurance. For more information, visit SBPentathlon.com or call 941.363.1450.
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